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Jan 3, 2010 2:00pm EST
in it and they begin with medicare. trying to pay for a lot of this by cutting medicare is not the solution. you've got to rearrange medicare, there was a story in the new york times this past week what happens at ucla where they extend life no matter what the cost is, and it becomes well beyond what is reasonable medically. >> as we get older. >> get older. but for example, at ucla medical center, they spend $92,000 i think is the number on the last two years of a life at portland, oregon north of there they spend $52,000 because they have better controls on medicare. so until you begin to pay for value and performance, then health care reform is not going to work despite all of the pieces. >> here we are at the dawn of a new decade. a lot of talk about the old decade. there was a cartoon that caught my eye that shows uncle sam trying to return the first decade of this century to the returns and exchanges bureau and the lady says i'm sorry, sir, we have rules against returning entire decades. but doris, a lot made about the notion of this being a lost decade, lost opportunities, lost wealth, not just
Jan 10, 2010 2:00pm EST
to expand the medicare rules, including other demands on the states. you're a governor. do you understand what he's saying? >> david, i do, but i've looked at this very carefully in connection with the virginia budget. and i think what is often missed is that there's going to be some cost to states to expand medicaid, but then that will take huge financial burdens out of state budgets that we're incurring right now to take care of those who are uninsured. virginia is an example. we have over 1.2 million virginiane virginians that are uninsured. and we spend hundreds of millions every year to take care of them in emergency rooms for serious emergency treatment that could have been prevented under this health reform bill. for example, preventative care is no copay. we're going to move towards prevention. state budgets will save dollars now from pull people back from the brink of sickness that they needn't been suffering under. i think virginia stands to benefit, much do other american states, from finally passing meaningful health care reform. >> chairman steele, do you think it will help r
Jan 18, 2010 4:00am EST
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Jan 11, 2010 2:00am EST
the medicare. >> and then we have to pay 3, 4 billion extra. >> you said the president should rethink health care reform. >> absolutely. that's not health care reform. to go and to put that extra burden, billions of dollars on other states, especially on california. just because we're the best state in the world, the most diverse economy. and everyone wants to come to california is no reason to beat up on california. and to always ask for more money from california. i think it's time for the federal government to go and take care of us. >> is that how you think about health care reform, something that ultimately would beat up on california? >> yes, it is. right now, i cannot imagine why we would have like i said, for instance, our senators and congressional people how they would vote for something like that where they are representing nebraska and not us. and by the way, as i said in my state of the state, that's the biggest rip-off, i mean, that is against the law to buy a vote. >> talking about senator nelson. >> that's like buying a vote to say -- >> the government will pay. >> i'm voting
Jan 24, 2010 2:00pm EST
bill, they cut medicare by half a trillion dollars, raised taxes by a half a trillion dollar, drive up insurance premiums for most americans, that's not reform. that didn't have much appeal to republican senators. >> so tick off the top three points of the republican plan for health care reform. >> first you do have to do it on a bipartisan basis. you put the cspan cameras in the room as the president said. you start with junk lawsuits against doctors and hospital, interstate competition among insurance companies, and many of my members would be looking -- would be looking at equalizing the tax code. right now if you're a corporation and you provide insurance, for your employees you get to deduct it on your corporate tax return. if you're an individual on the individual market, you don't. step by step to work on the cost problem. that's what republicans are willing to do. >> is universal coverage a priority? >> expanding coverage is a good idea. but even under this $2.5 trillion monstrosity they didn't end up covering everybody. that is easier said than done. but, if you equalize the t
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